Natural Ingredients for Healthy Skin
Today’s consumers are, collectively, more informed and health-conscious than ever before. Many are becoming aware of what is in the products they consume and apply to their bodies, and the demand for natural products free of chemicals is higher than ever. Artificial additives like stabilizers, preservatives, aromatic agents and artificial coloring can all have negative effects on the skin, body, and the environment, and consumers with health and sustainability concerns are increasingly turning towards natural and wholesome ingredients to meet their skincare needs. Advanced Biotech takes a look at three natural ingredients that experiencing a surge in popularity as the health and wellness lifestyle trend continues.
Coconut oil is possibly the most popular and well known natural skincare ingredient. Composed primarily of saturated fats, coconut oil acts as a natural humectant and effectively softens, hydrates, and soothes skin. Coconut oil can be used to remove makeup, gently remove dead skin cells, and moisturize dry skin on the face, hands, and body. The lauric, capric and caprylic acids that are also in coconut oil’s composition also help to fight off bacteria and infections, making it an effective and natural way to soothe irritated or sunburned skin. Coconut’s delicious scent also makes it a popular ingredient in body washes, lotions, and moisturizers. Versatile and pleasantly tropical, coconut oil can be used for so much more than just baking!
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil, sometimes known as melaleuca oil, is an essential oil with a strong, invigorating menthol fragrance. Made by steaming the leaves of the Australian tea tree, the oil produced has many health benefits and medicinal uses and has been used for hundreds of years to treat skin conditions. Naturally antibiotic and anti-fungal, tea tree oil is popularly used to heal and prevent acne breakouts, skin inflammation, and redness. Its fresh, minty scent and the tingling sensation it brings to the skin makes it a popular ingredient in natural face washes, shampoos, and acne spot treatments.
Rose water has been a popular ingredients through the years for its sweet, floral scent and natural calming properties. Endlessly versatile, rose water is an effective treatment for acne, irritation, and redness, and is well known to be a soothing toner for sensitive and oily skin. Containing a high level of antioxidants, rose water is also used for anti-aging purposes and can tone, soften, rejuvenate, and revitalize mature skin, bringing back its youthful glow.
These natural ingredients do more than just smell great, they have a powerful positive impact on both the body and the environment. As consumer sentiment continues to lean towards natural health and beauty products and cosmetics, we are sure to see more wholesome ingredients emerge within the industry.